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I've been a computer hobbyist since before the IBM PC, and a professional programmer not too long after that. I've had experience with electronic repair, manufacturing, and testing of professional audio.

I tutored other students in Fortran before PCs existed, built my first computer from bare circuit boards and reject parts (S-100 CP/M system), and transitioned from stereo repair, to professional audio manufacturing at Dolby Labs, where I set up the automated functional testing for Dolby professional equipment. From there, I went into programming full-time as a C programmer for Mac presentation graphics systems, then to Windows C++ video programming. My last 10 years was as a C++ Windows software engineer for a corporate source code control system.

I'm now a Linux user, doing part time website development using all open source tools like Vim, PHP, Javascript/jQuery, etc for local businesses. I'm semi-retired, so I only do jobs that I want to do.


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How is /dev/disk/by-id populated and what would cause a drive to be labeled incorrectly?
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comment External Hard Drive Won't Mount on Ubuntu; Previous Solutions Did Not Work
I edited you post again to make the output readable; this is the last time I'll do that, so if you expect anyone to help, you should try to help by making it readable. I'm not sure what's going on with the drive, but you need to fix that problem before you even think about mounting it.
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revised External Hard Drive Won't Mount on Ubuntu; Previous Solutions Did Not Work
Formatted output of parted command for readability
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comment Installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on a laptop with no OS and the bootable USB won't load WUBI
If you do not have Windows, then there is no way you can run WUBI, as it runs from windows. You need the standalone version, and you need to be able to recognize the USB drive to boot from the USB drive - nothing to do with whatever OS you have on it, as it is not yet even running.
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revised Installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on a laptop with no OS and the bootable USB won't load WUBI
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comment apache2 wont start
Hopefully, you learned a little about troubleshooting. It's always best to reduce problems to the basics, and confirm the basics before moving out to the more complex parts - in this case, making sure the site works for localhost. Glad you got it under control.
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comment External Hard Drive Won't Mount on Ubuntu; Previous Solutions Did Not Work
I don't see any disk labled sdc at all - is the Seagate drive connected? What is sdb? If you're not sure, perhaps you should also run sudo parted -l to list drive names with capacities. But make sure the Seagate is connected.
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comment External Hard Drive Won't Mount on Ubuntu; Previous Solutions Did Not Work
I edited your original comment to add the output of the blkid command. Not only is this the correct place to put it, but it's much easier for anyone to read with formatting.
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revised External Hard Drive Won't Mount on Ubuntu; Previous Solutions Did Not Work
Transferred output of comment to original post for better formatting
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comment External Hard Drive Won't Mount on Ubuntu; Previous Solutions Did Not Work
You need to provide more information, especially the method you used to mount it at /mnt, and perhaps the output of sudo blkid -c /dev/null.
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comment Sharing folders in NTFS partitions in a network with SMB
@Dbugger - Well, excuse me for trying to help; my method has worked for me on a number of occasions. I guess I thought your problem was connecting to the desktop, not making a bad solution work. And I never said it was a Windows-only solution, but your error did mention Windows, and you now say you have an NTFS partition, which is not used with Linux by most people who know better. Good luck with your problem, whatever it is.